Update- July 24th, 2011
Big News! David Goyer, new writer and new release date
It was announced earlier this month that David Goyer is the new screenwriter for the Legendary Pictures' Godzilla project. It was also announced that the film is now scheduled for a 2014 release date which is also the 60th anniversary of Toho's original "Gojira". I know this might seem shocking and disappointing, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
The original script as penned by David Callahan who wrote "The Expendables" and "Doom". But I think the change is very good news. You might not know David Goyer's name, but he's a heavy hitter in Hollywood screenwriting. His resume includes the new "Ghost Rider"sequel, Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man of Steel", as well as all the Chris Nolan Batman movies including the upcoming "Dark Knight Rises.", which were also produced by Legendary. David Goyer's scripts help successfully re-boot the Batman franchise. These films were innovative, yet remained true to the original character. This is part of Legendary's style and was one of the main reasons Brian Rogers brought the Godzilla project to Legendary in the first place. We can hope that David Goyer can work the same magic for Godzilla as he did for Batman.
I'm sorry We'll have to wait a little longer to see the next Godzilla film. I'm sure Legendary want to do a good job, but I'm guessing another reason is that those involved like GarethEdwards have prior commitments. But, I've said this before and I'll say it again, that all the decisions Legendary Pictures has made about this project continue to inspire faith in me that we'll soon see a great American Godzilla.